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Addressing Inuit housing shortage will be key to eliminating TB, says study – Nunatsiaq News

18 April, 2019

“Alleviating the chronic housing shortage will be a key element in the elimination of TB in the Canadian Inuit Nunangat”

If the Canadian government plans to live up to its promise to eradicate tuberculosis in Inuit communities by 2030, it must first address the severe housing shortage across the Inuit homeland.

That’s one takeaway from a new study published by the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, which concludes that “in addition to strong screening and treatment programmes, alleviating the chronic housing shortage will be a key element in the elimination of TB in the Canadian Inuit Nunangat.”

Read More: https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/addressing-inuit-housing-shortage-will-be-key-to-eliminating-tb-says-study/

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